If you look back through the ages, you will see that nearly every time a major transformation came about it was the result of some forward thinker who had a vision of what could be. Whether this person transformed the way we live, the way we do business or simply the way we think, they had a dream that they pursued and shared with the world. Here, Chicago Vision direct marketing group examine how entrepreneurs are the movers and shakers of transformation not only in the business world but often by bringing about innovations that transform our lives for the better.
“Within the past few years there has been a huge number of technological advances that have infiltrated literally every area of our lives,” says Matthew Goodchild, director of Chicago Vision. “I am especially mindful of all the healthcare apps that have improved the quality of life for patients who were often sidelined due to an overburdened and inefficient system. Entrepreneurs devised mobile apps that could revolutionize the way in which patients could communicate with, and be treated by, their GPs, and with little more than a vision and a basic piece of software, they sought investors. Today healthcare apps are big business and not only are those entrepreneurs gaining recognition and wealth but these apps are transforming healthcare around the world.”
In an interview with former US President Bill Clinton published on inc.com, President Clinton is quoted as stating that both would-be entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are needed in the 21st Century. Looking at statistics, in the past 25 years, the number of startups has declined dramatically, and the only way to rectify this is to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset. If the economy is failing, it is because we are not doing enough to encourage our ‘transformers,’ our movers and shakers, our entrepreneurs.
As noted above, a transformation is brought about by innovations that caught hold and took off like wildfire. Entrepreneurs like Chicago Vision, see a need, find a novel way to address that need and then run with it. But, the most amazing entrepreneurs in history are those who encouraged others to share in their victories. A true transformative entrepreneur is one who encourages others to share in recognition as well as in profits. Chicago Vision understands that only by encouraging others to follow suit in entrepreneurial endeavors can an entrepreneur be recognized as a true transformer.